Greenville, S.C.-based Stevens Aviation named Glenn Brown president and COO. Brown joins Stevens from Rolls-Royce engines, where he was v-p of aftermarket and customer service, corporate and regional aircraft. Brown has more than 27 years of experience in aerospace and aviation management.
Aviation International News » May 2005
Politicians and the general public are often quick to discount the value of business aviation to the nation’s economy. They take for granted that company personnel can easily meet customers, explore new markets and develop successful businesses.
Bell 407, Gulf of Mexico, Dec. 17, 2004–After hitting an object while landing on the helideck of an offshore oil platform, Omni Energy Services’ Bell 407 crashed into the Gulf. One passenger was killed, and the pilot and two other passengers were injured. VMC prevailed.
Raytheon King Air B200, Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 8, 2004–After losing power on both engines, King Air N6PE made a forced landing four miles north of Runway 18L at Tulsa International Airport (TUL) in night VMC. The airplane was substantially damaged and the instrument-rated 2,100-hour private pilot, the sole occupant, sustained minor injuries. An IFR flight plan was filed for the flight to La Crosse, Wis.
Cessna 441, Vestavia Hills, Ala., Dec. 10, 2003–After taking off from Birmingham, Warrington Development’s Cessna 441 descended in a spin and crashed in a creek ravine. The ATP pilot and his passenger were killed, and the airplane was destroyed.
Swearingen SA-227-AC Metro, Miami, Fla., March 30, 2005–An IBC Airways Swearingen on an instructional flight hit a deer while landing at Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport in VMC. The ATP pilot and copilot/check airman were not injured, but the airplane incurred substantial damage.
Bombardier Challenger 600, Teterboro, N.J., April 2, 2005–On landing at TEB, Challenger N169TA porpoised and the right wing struck the runway surface. Two tires blew out. No injuries were reported.
Hawker 700A, Teterboro, N.J., March 8, 2005–At about 10 p.m. EST, Hawker N703TS sustained minor damage while landing at Teterboro Airport (TEB). No one was injured. The pilot instructed the copilot to lower flaps 15 degrees during the approach, about 30 miles from the airport. He requested 25 degrees on a right downwind for Runway 1.
Bell 206B-III, Shelbyville, Texas, March 10, 2005–Brainerd Helicopter Service’s JetRanger, operated by the U.S. Forest Service, was substantially damaged when it crashed in a heavily wooded area in the Sabine National Forest. The ATP-rated pilot and two Forest Service crewmembers were killed. The VFR flight was supporting a prescribed fire, applying aerial ignition spheres over a forest of 50- to 60-foot-high trees.
Pilatus PC-12, Bellefonte, Pa., March 26, 2005–A PC-12 carrying six people crashed at about 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on an ILS approach to Runway 24 at University Park Airport (UNV), State College. The pilot, Jeffrey Jacober, and his five passengers were killed and the aircraft was destroyed. The occupants had departed from Naples, Fla., at 9:53 a.m., to attend a lacrosse game at Penn State.
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